Wool warrior

Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend. Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she […]

Ratepayers and residents riled up

A decision by Adelaide Plains Council’s (APC) council assessment panel (CAP) last month to grant approval for a horticulture development, which could see the construction of up to 10 greenhouses in primary producing broad-acre farming land near Mallala, has been met with strong criticism by the local residents’ group. Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association […]

How does your garden grow?

 The community garden at Apex park needs your help. If you’d like to learn about gardening organically, obtain fresh fruit, veggies and eggs, help with chook care, have your own garden plot or just help out with gardening jobs, the community garden group invites you to attend its spring open day on Saturday, October 10 […]

Anti-dumping inquiry puts Clare Valley’s China export trade under threat

CLARE Valley’s $13 million wine export trade to China is under threat after last week’s launch of an anti-dumping inquiry and an investigation into whether Australian wine is being subsidised by the government. Federal trade minister Simon Birmingham said China’s Ministry of Commerce had announced the investigation after an application from its local industry. The […]

Lisa’s loyalty acknowledged

DUBLIN CFS volunteer, Lisa Bryant, was presented with a 20-year clasp on Monday, August 17 for services to the SA CFS. Lisa, who has been serving the CFS for almost 22 years, was the first female captain on the Light Group, and has held various roles in the Dublin CFS including (current) captain and secretary. […]

COVID curers?

Australian researchers are using alpacas to help in the fight against COVID-19, with the animal’s immune system proving to be a key to potential breakthroughs. Alpaca breeders, Andrew (pictured) and Cathy Chapman of Salter Springs, are keen to find out how their beloved animals might hold the key to prevent or treat COVID-19.      […]

Troubled bridge over no water

THE Old Whitwarta Bridge will be officially closed to traffic in coming months as a public safety measure, one of several highlighted to be in poor condition in the Wakefield Regional Council area. The closure will mark the end of an era for Whitwarta locals, with landowner, Andrew “Darkie” Tiller, the last official user of […]

Work begins on Southern Flinders world-class tourism project

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track […]


Melrose may be forced to wait another five years for the opportunity to host the National Kelpie Field Trial Championships following the event’s cancellation as a result of reinforced COVID-19 border restrictions. The Remarkable Yard Dog Committee was set to host the trials, along with the South Australian Utility Dog Championships, from July 22-26. However, […]